1 July 2023
About the research project
Through a joint PhD program with the University of Tasmania, AFP trace explosive detection capability will be evaluated, updated and validated to ensure we operate with world’s best practice wherever possible. This will result in improved efficiency in our processes, methods, and human resources, increased reliability of our data, and confidence that we are meeting our required obligations at a time when there is great scrutiny on the integrity of forensic laboratories and their ability to deliver uncompromised outcomes based on science.
Primary SupervisorMeet Prof Michael Breadmore
Applicants will be considered for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (TGRS) which, if successful, provides:
- a living allowance stipend of $31,500 per annum (2023 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years
- a relocation allowance of up to $2,000
- a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to four years (domestic applicants only)
If successful, international applicants will receive a University of Tasmania Fees Offset for up to four years.
As part of the application process you may indicate if you do not wish to be considered for scholarship funding.
Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements.
Ensure your eligibility for the scholarship round by referring to our Key Dates.
Additional eligibility criteria specific to this project/scholarship:
- Applicant must be a citizen of a country from one of the Five Eyes' community (Australia, NZ, USA, Canada, or UK)
The project is competitively assessed and awarded. Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.
Additional essential selection criteria specific to this project:
- Analytical chemistry skills
- Data processing and visualisation
- Excellent oral communication skills
Additional desirable selection criteria specific to this project:
- Chromatography and/or electrophoresis
- Select your project, and check that you meet the eligibility and selection criteria, including citizenship;
- Contact Prof Michael Breadmore to discuss your suitability and the project's requirements; and
- In your application:
- Copy and paste the title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
- Submit a signed supervisory support form, a CV including contact details of 2 referees and your project research proposal.
- Apply prior to 1 July 2023.
Full details of the application process can be found under the 'How to apply' section of the Research Degrees website.
Following the closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email by the advertised outcome date.
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